Pregnancy prevention for up to 10 years, remove at any time
An effective, long-acting and reversible method of contraception
The IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is placed in a woman’s womb and provides contraceptive protection for up to ten years.
The IUD is a long-acting, reversible method of contraception (LARC). Long-acting methods of contraception all have the advantage that, once in place, you don’t need to think about them until they need replacing and none of them interrupt sex.
A woman can use an IUD whether or not she’s had children. IUDs are also straightforward for a trained provider to insert and remove, which can generally be done at any time.
The IUD offers advantages as a long-acting, reversible method of family planning:
These benefits come from the correct use of the IUD when inserted by a trained provider. If using an IUD you should also make sure to follow any product manufacturer instructions.
There are a few
when choosing a non-hormonal IUD over other contraception methods: